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« on: May 12, 2018, 08:02:16 PM »

OK. Iíve searched an found nothing. Last year we had a small oil mist explosion and fire. With the twin turbos we also have a lot of under hood heat. Iím wondering, on a our closed engine compartment we have the trunk lid louvered to vent air from the engine area. What are the thoughts on adding small vents at the front of the compartment to let some air in to get some of the hot air out?   

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 08:29:39 PM »

We do not have turbos-- but we make sure we vent so that we dont burn plug wires off and if we ever have a fire we are sure trying to pull the flames away from the fuel
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 08:35:06 PM »

Thanks Sparky. Thereís a lot of heat in there, the problem might come from having our fuel tank at the rear.

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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 08:48:29 PM »

For a start, blanket the turbo's & hot pipes so the heat goes out the pipe. This guy can build you custom stuff for that & it won't cost you an arm & a leg. It's so good that it feels like warm laundry with your hand on the turbo after a run. Turbo Performance Products. 208-251-9141.
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 08:58:21 PM »

Thanks Sid  Iíll take a look. We do have blankets and have everything wrapped.  It still gets pretty warm in there. I was just thinking of venting some of the hot air.

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